We are powerless

That is, the electricity went out at about five this morning (rain and windstorms) and refuses to come back. The utility information line refuses to even guess about when power will be restored. That is not a good sign.

So I decamped to the Public Market, where there are lots of good things to eat and free internet access. And I just made a reservation at a motel because yes, I am a wimp. I never claimed to be an outdoorsy type. The Mathematician may love to bivouack on glaciers; my idea of roughing it is a two star hotel.

I don’t want to go home to a cold dark house. I don’t want to be without computer or television or light to read by. These are the dark months, and the sun slinks off to sulk on the other side of the world at about four. Thus the reservation. Of course, the minute I check in, the power will come back on. It’s just waiting for that credit card charge to go through. That is the nature of the powerless universe.

The upside of this situation: I’ve spent all day making notes and drawing charts, and I’m almost ready to start writing the first scene of the first chapter of Six. I’ve got this little itch going in my brain, the one that happens when things are coming together. I look at the blank page and I can almost see the first sentence there. I’ve been talking to Elizabeth all day about what it’s like to be a grandmother when she’s got an eight year old of her own. She’s been telling me what’s on her mind, and some of it is new to me. Unexpected.

So in spite of the windy stormy dark powerless day, I’m feeling like I’m getting somewhere.

8 Replies to “We are powerless”

  1. I’m a wimp too Rosina, my idea of roughing it is one ply toilet paper. :D

    So Elizabeth is speaking, hmm I’m not even finish QOS and already fear the end is near. Would you be tempted to write at least one more book after book 6? I mean if the Bonners are calling you, you can’t just ignore them can you?

    Rosina I am loving book 6 and I just received TTTT looking forward to starting that one right after QOS! You’re an excellent storyteller! :D

  2. Good for you:D Maybe a change of scene got those creative juices going. Works for me. Hope ya get power back soon,the room service is good, and the pool is warm:D

  3. I can sympathise totally – although I’ve still got power here in Wellington, New Zealand it’s living up to it’s windy reputation with a nasty gale blowing and it’s very murky too… on top of it all my cell phone went back for repair for a second time and my glasses (spectacles) have just broken!! oh woe is me… :)

  4. I have sleet and bushfires here at the moment. The coldest November day in 100 years. It should be warm and sunny spring weather. But I have a new laptop!

  5. “my idea of roughing it is a two star hotel” Rosina – you are my kind of woman!!! I hope your world becomes brighter sooner rather than later. I’m very happy to hear that the creative juices are flowing!!!

  6. It’s been raining here for weeks it seems. Yuk!

    Speaking of Elizabeth, it’s so weird to think of her as an older woman. A grandma! I still imagine her as she was in Into the Wilderness… Same with Nathaniel. I love all the other books of course, Lily and Hannah and Jennet, but Elizabeth will always be my favorite woman. What can I say.

  7. Bummer about your power. A lot of people in Central Texas are without power today too. Thankfully I am not one of them. We had a crazy wind storm come through yesterday.

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